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Bob S.
2001-Oct-26, 01:57 PM
Oops!

Was watching The Learning Channel's "The Greatest Space Explorer: Hubble Telescope" last night. The voice-over narrator was talking about some of the magnificent images captured by that technological marvel. He mentioned the beautiful Eagle Nebula in particular with its pillars of gas stretching for light years. If I heard him correctly, he said it was 700 million light years away. Say what? Did I hear that right? I thought it was only 7000 light years away and within our own galaxy. Did anybody else catch that? To resolve the details of a nebula structure 700 million light years away would be quite a feat even for Hubble.
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Hale_Bopp
2001-Oct-26, 02:23 PM
Yeah, I think they got it wrong by several orders of magnitude! We can't even resolve that level of detail in nearby galaxies, much less 700 million light years away! That's already working up to a decent redshift!

I don't know the exact distance to the Eagle nebula off the top of my head, but 7000 light years sounds very reasonable.

Rob

Ben Benoy
2001-Oct-26, 03:31 PM
NASA's apod site says 7000 ly here (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap010914.html). It's not the most spectacular picture of the Eagle nebula, but if you search eagle or pillar, there's some pretty trippy pictures.

Ben Benoy

jkmccrann
2005-Dec-14, 12:54 PM
Oh Man Bob, that is a spectacular picture you've linked to, definitely worth a look for anyone who hasn't seen it.

Spectacular (http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ima...llars3_hst.jpg)

Cheers :)

R.A.F.
2005-Dec-14, 01:34 PM
WOW...you've out done yourself, Jkmccrann...before you bumped it, the last post on this thread was 11 DAYS after the BABB opened over FOUR YEARS AGO!!!

You should get a medal, or a commendation...or something.

Maksutov
2005-Dec-14, 01:49 PM
WOW...you've out done yourself, Jkmccrann...before you bumped it, the last post on this thread was 11 DAYS after the BABB opened over FOUR YEARS AGO!!!

You should get a medal, or a commendation...or something.I vote for the "or something"...

Calling Rule 14, where ar-r-r-r-r-r-re you?

http://www.cosgan.de/images/smilie/figuren/k065.gif

jkmccrann
2005-Dec-14, 01:53 PM
Thanks RAF, actually read a thread that you had replied to the other day upon which you were the only person to reply. Thread was Life Magazine: Man In Space, but to be honest, it wasn't that long ago so I left it alone.

And as for the photo, I think its a really good one, so I have no problem bringing other people's attention to it, damn good photo - hasn't aged a bit.

NEOWatcher
2005-Dec-14, 02:30 PM
I should have realized this was an old thread when it started with TLC and space, and wasn't talking about doing a make-over on the space station.

R.A.F.
2005-Dec-14, 03:18 PM
...actually read a thread that you had replied to the other day upon which you were the only person to reply. Thread was Life Magazine: Man In Space, but to be honest, it wasn't that long ago so I left it alone.

Is that suppose to be a joke...cause I'm not laughing.

Do you understand what you have just admitted??

...basically, that you look for "things" (like the picture above) to justify your reason(s) for "bumping" the oldest threads you can find...simply because you "like" bumping old threads.

What will it take to make you STOP this behavior????

Aside to Maksutov...take heart...I have a "feeling" that Rule 14 is about to get a "work out".

kashi
2005-Dec-14, 03:39 PM
I don't know what you're trying to acheive jkmccrann, but please stop bumping threads for no good reason (and increasing your post count is not a good reason).

It's a lovely pic...but I bet pretty much everyone on this forum as seen it before. I'm closing this thread and will do the same to any others you decide to destroy. Sometimes history is best left alone.